Happy Humpday! It says on my phone that by 3pm it’s going to be 52 degrees. Yayyyy!
The city that never sleeps could be getting a lot quieter at night. The Department of Sanitation is testing out electric garbage trucks. These trucks, like other electric vehicles, can help reduce air pollution that’s linked to thousands of premature deaths in the city each year. Meanwhile, NYPD is putting robotic dogs to work as part of their K9 crew. Who says that New York City isn’t electrifying!? Read more…
The vaccination rollout in the city is coming under criticism. Members of Community Board 4 described it as “ridiculous” and “insane”. One highlighted the case of Millie Glaberman.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised Millie as his inspirational high school teacher. When he was Borough President, Scott Stringer proclaimed March 3, 2010, Millie Glaberman appreciation day. In 2018, Senator Brad Hoylman named Millie New York State United Teachers Retiree of the year. But Millie Glaberman, community activist and teacher, has not managed to get a vaccine in her 10th decade. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
Parking your car — in a bike rack! (Streetsblog)
Sprawling outdoor dining is causing tension with the neighbors. (Eater)
Why the NYC Mayoral race = Zoom hell… (Intelligencer)
An increase in foot traffic in Times Square is a good sign. (New York Post)
This map claims to settle all disputes over neighborhood boundaries. But do you agree? (Secret NYC)
Gary Hershorn was up early this morning to capture the moon passing over 42nd Street as it set before sunrise. What a spectacular start to the day. Have a great Wednesday.